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On this episode of "Reading Between The Lines", host Iain, "Friend" Fiction Editor Lucy, Features team's Marion and DC Thomson archivist David take a look at "Susie The Flower Girl: A Romance Of The War", by Ethel Edwards. This story of love, class and conflict was first published in the magazine in January 1915.

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